144 work ; your subordinates and yourself should follow us at a distance." Thenceforward Jangarnayya, the talari, wandered through the streets with lear until the Raya returned after his search of the city, to the palace, aiul then retired to his own residence, This matter reached the ears of Appaji and other courtiers who took great precautions both during dav and night while discussing cormdential problems in their houses. The Raya demands accounts : — Days passed in this manner. Krsnaraya used to listen every morning, according to his daily routine, to the reading of verses on political ethics. One dav, Candrayya, the reader of these verses, sent his son to discharge his daily duty as he could not attend to it himself in person, The latter came and read verses from the Safijayantti, the Viduranlil the Caiiakyariiti and the XltiSataka of Bhartrhari. He read without leaving out a single verse, and while the Raya was listening to him attentively, a verse from Baddena's struck him with great force. " 0 1 King Badde, only those kings deserve to be called strong who main- tain au army larger than the armies of all the feudatory chief s. The other kings are, Indeed, far removed from the power to command." When the Raya heard this verse, he asked the reader to read it twice in order to grasp its meaning completely. One day, while he was sitting in the audience chamber, he sent for the bar albas and asked them, " How many lakhs (of mrahas) do the provinces of the Karnataka kingdom yield ? How many forts (each) are there of the yiri, sthala, mna, and jala class ? What is the total number of forts, towns, and villages in each of the provinces? How much (cash) pertaining to each of the forts is (deposited) in the treasury ?" Further, he ordered the nine sampratU that they should produce accounts in detail about cash, gems of nine kinds, jewels and hidden treasure ; the amount paid by the mamayars of the almas and the balance remaining against their names ; and the number of kaijttam forces, horses, elephants and the retinue.